Austin is the music capital of the United States which is why it is the hub for this annual show, South by Southwest. Find your way to the Austin Convention Center and be prepared for entertainment. You can enjoy many of the new and upcoming artists and watch interesting independent films; it’s worth your while to go to this event!
Lady Bird Lake
This big beautiful lake is a popular spot for tourists and for locals. Not only are there kayaks, canoes and paddleboards but there are about 10 miles of trails surrounding the lake. This gives travelers an experience they will remember for a long time!
The Driskill Hotel
You don’t have to be staying at this hotel to enjoy it. This hotel offers live music, a swanky bar and decadent food choices. It has also been selected as the best cocktail bar in Austin! Sip on your choice of cocktail and listen to some local bands play at this vacation destination hotel.
This is another outdoorsy type adventure spot, that anyone will love, seriously. It features a 45 foot waterfall and a cool and refreshing grotto for guests to swim in and enjoy the Texas heat. There are some rules and restrictions since this is a habitat protected area. Find those rules here and splash around in Hamilton Pool!
Polvos Mexican Restaurant
Texas has some of the best Mexican cuisine around. Find yourself a seat at Polvos Mexican Restaurant and you will not be disappointed. Order an ice cold margarita and indulge on endless chips and salsa. Doesn’t that sound perfect?
Umlauf Sculpture Garden
This quaint garden area used to be filled with scattered ponds which were used by soldiers to practice their fly fishing in the late 1930’s. It was abandoned for about four decades, when in the early 1990’s it was transformed into a sculpture garden. Stroll through these gardens and enjoy the historic sculptures.
University of Texas home football game
Gear up for some excitement at one of the biggest football schools in America. Cheer on the Longhorns with your burnt orange shirt, face paint and a big “T” hat. You will have a wild and loud experience at this game, but it makes good football!
Voted the number one theater in America by Entertainment Weekly, the Alamo Drafthouse is the place to grab a cold drink and watch a featured film. Be careful with your cell phone though, this theater does not tolerate cell phone use of any kind, they want the experience to be memorable and pleasurable by all audiences, so that is why they leave out any advertisements before your movie as well. Enjoy dinner and a movie at this theater on your next trip to Austin.
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Want to know all the history there is to know about the state of Texas? Then come on down to the Bullock Texas State History Museum named after the state’s 38th Lieutenant Governor, Bob Bullock. Buy your tickets online and be a Texas history buff after your tour.
The Liberty East Side King
This Asian fusion food truck will definitely cater to your taste buds. Top Chef winner Paul Qui started the East Side King and it has been a hit ever since. Gourmet food served outside of The Liberty Bar, makes for a perfect end to your day.